Jude runs workshops both as herself and acting on behalf of her company, Quintessence. The workshops on offer here are focused on providing entire weeks away on holiday for individuals wanting to try out acappella choral singing with like-minded individuals. Alternatively, one day workshops are also provided. If you wish to book Jude personally to run a workshop in your locality, she would be delighted to offer this possibility as well but you will need to book well in advance!
Choir Leader & Musical Director
If you live somewhere in the Lancaster district of the UK then you may well have stumbled over her work or indeed, caught one of her performances. She is well known in the area as a Choir Leader for HumHoller’n’Sing as well as for Gruppo Voces and she also serves as Musical Director for Demi Paradise Productions and the Kendal Brewery Acting Company.
Jude also performs personally, for example, she performed at the Musica Lirica recital given at Lancaster Cathedral in May 2014. She also appeared in the Northstar Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel and in the leading role as Puccini’s “Sister Angelica”, again for the Musica Lirica Opera Company.
Jude has also been performing since 1998 with the acapella singers known as ‘Five in a Bar’ who have been regular performers at Lancaster Castle at Christmas time over the last few years and have also appeared at the Heron Theatre, in Beetham.
Having studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Jude works as Musical Director, teacher, group leader, and occasional performer. She acted as MD for the Brewery Theatre Co for The Crucible and A Man For All Seasons, and at Lancaster Castle for Deck The Hall.
Jude conducts a world music singing group HumHoller’n’Sing and a classical chamber choir Grupo Voces. As part of the a cappella group Five In A Bar, she sings close harmony folk/jazz; as a classical or operatic soloist, she has recently sung the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica for Musica Lirica and in oratorio most recently she sang the soprano solo in Haydn’s Creation.
Jude was Demi-Paradise Production’s musical director for Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, Richard III, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, & Much Ado About Nothing.
If you have a recording of a song you have written yourself or of an arrangement you have devised for your choir and you would like it to be written down in musical notation then Jude can do this for you at an affordable rate, even for choir leaders. Contact Jude for further details.
Jude is keen to work with choir leaders, actors, musicians and singers to help problem solve the habits they may have fallen into that are keeping them from realizing their full potential.
Sometimes we feel disappointed, frustrated or just downright annoyed by our performance but find it difficult to put our finger on exactly what is going wrong.
Having a professional to watch, listen and analyze your delivery step by step and note by note can bring a breakthrough from which you never look back.
Contact Jude to arrange a session now.